Tesco culture, like all cultures, is an ill-defined concept.
But, for interested parties, it is important to get some understanding of what Tesco culture is.
If you are a competitor, then you need to know about the culture of Tesco to know exactly what you are competing with. It is also important for job seekers, in fact on Tesco’s recruitment page it says:
“We aim to make the selection process thorough and challenging for a number of reasons. Firstly, to make sure we employ only those people who are right for the role and, just as important, who will fit in with Tesco culture.”
Tesco Culture - The Interview Situation
This process of acceptance into the Tesco culture uses psychometric tests and interviews, following the pattern of many large companies. The interviewee then goes through a gruelling process of being “shown round” and “meeting the team”.
More importantly, for Tesco, in meeting the interviewee the team will get some first-hand impressions of the interviewee, and, as in all walks of life first impression count most. Of course, the interviewee also gains a first-hand impression of the team, but it is important for the interviewee to remember that it is far more important to impress the interviewer than to appear too pushy or too fussy.
Tesco says that this part of the interview is “not assessed.” They are correct in saying there is no formal assessment, but the informal impression you give will be at least as important as passing any formal test.